The compact pendant derives from the iconic Bestlite launched in 1930 by the British designer Robert Dudley Best, who was inspired by the Bauhaus movement of the time. With its great heritage and timeless appeal, BL9 is the smallest of the pendant series and is available in chrome or black versions with an assortment of shade options. Deployed as a solo addition or in groupings, it gives a directed light that's perfectly suited to kitchen and dining settings.
- Shade: 5.5" h x 6.3" dia (14x16cm)
- Canopy: 1.4" h x 4.7" dia (3.5x12cm)
- Cord length: 78.7" (200cm)
- UL listed
- Bulb not included
Design is an unceasing continuum, believes this Danish house, now owned by a second generation. Owner and creative director Jacob Gubi Olsen inherited the helm from his parents Gubi and Lisbeth Larson, who founded the business to showcase their postmodern furniture. Under Jacob’s watch, Gubi added a global focus to its roots in Copenhagen, with a cosmopolitan array of furniture, lighting and interior objects.
Alongside 20th Century icons such as Robert Dudley Best and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, the design house has championed a new wave of design studios including GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and OeO Studio. “I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003. I felt they had something in common,” says Jacobs. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”